Bridal finery in a weaveCHENNAI: Socialites flaunted their best Satya Paul designer wear at the launch of the store’slatest bridal collection recently, held at the brand’s Express Avenue store at Royapettah. Wine, avariety of finger food and conversation were in liberal flow in the run-up to the appearance ofguest of honour, actor Gouthami Tadimalla. When Gouthami did arrive in an exquisite watercolour Satya Paul creation herself, the event began with the customary lighting of the lamp. Shesaid, “I’ve been buying saris from Satya Paul for the last 20 years.” And went on to add to JyothiNarula, MD Genesis Colours, “In fact just before I got here I was going through my wardobe andfound a piece that my mother bought for me at least 20 years ago.” No doubt, the sari has stoodthe test of time and, as Gouthami pointed out, stayed as “good as new”.Also present was the actress’s daughter Subbulakshmi, sporting a chic short hairstyle just like hermother, who said, “I definitely want to get into acting and I have read some scripts….” beforebeing whisked away by another guest.Brides-to-be can look forward to a trousseau of 9-yard saris, lehengas, anarkalis and more in arich colour palette of passion red to ivory to peaches and pink. Enticing fabrics ranging fromFrench lace, and elegant nets to condensed georgettes add to the versatility of the collection.